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USA adds Hamas leader to terrorist list

01 February 2018, 12:51 | Damon Campbell

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya added to US 'terror list'

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In 2003, the United States called Alami him a "specially designated global terrorist", the BBC reported. On the designation of Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra, Mr Schanzer noted that "these two groups meet criteria for terrorism" following the attacks for which they claimed responsibility last summer.

Hamas says the designation will not deter it from opposing Israel.

At the same time, the USA also added three groups to its list terrorist blacklist, including the Iranian-backed Harakat al-Sabireen, and two Egyptian groups, Liwa al-Thawra and Harakat Sawa'd Misr.

The designation cuts Haniyeh off from the American financial system, freezing any assets he may have in the US and barring him from doing business from USA -based entities.

Hamas, which has been on a U.S. terror blacklist since 1997, brushed off the announcement as a "failed attempt to pressure the resistance".

The State Department on Wednesday also blacklisted the Gaza-based militant group Harakat al-Sabireen and two Egyptian organizations: Liwa al-Thawra and HASM.

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"Today's actions are an important step in denying them the resources they need to plan and carry out their terrorist activities", he added. "We affirm that it will not prevent our people and its leaders from continuing their legitimate struggle and exercising their natural right to defend their occupied land".

For his part, Khaled Qadoumi expressed gratitude to Iran for supporting Palestine and for its stances against the U.S. administration's move to recognize the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel.

The United States has designated Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Hamas, as a "global terrorist", the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump declared in December 2017 that his administration would begin a years-long process of moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Quds. Unlike Meshaal, Haniya will remain in the Gaza Strip.

He said the announcement "crossed every red line" and called on Palestinians to resist it: "This Zionist policy supported by the U.S. can not be confronted unless we ignite a new intifada".

Also known as Abu Abed, Haniya was born in Gaza's Shati refugee camp in January 1963 to parents who fled when Israel was created in 1948.

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